The Circle Game

Whenever I hear this old song, I feel somewhat melancholy and sad about life going by so quickly.  This lovely Joni Mitchell song makes me want to extend our homeschool years so that I can keep homeschooling my children forever.   Really though it makes me realize how fast the seasons pass, and although I want to hang on to the years, this is the Lord’s will for our lives here on this earth.  I’m so grateful for two things.  I’m blessed to be able to homeschool because the years do not rush by quite as fast…I’m also so grateful to know that this life is just the beginning.  This time on earth is simply a visit for us and we are pilgrims and strangers here.  Our true home is in heaven and we will live for eternity with our Lord.  Certainly this song makes me want to focus on the eternal, but it also causes me to drink in every moment here on earth with my family and those I love.  I want to cherish each moment with my boys and my husband knowing that these days will not last forever. I hope you enjoy this song…..which is a flash from the past…but to me it is a classic that will never go out of style!  ~Anne

(Be sure to turn off the website music before playing this song)


Yesterday, a child came out to wander
Caught a dragonfly inside a jar
Fearful when the sky was full of thunder
And tearful at the falling of a star